Foundation Matches[ Edited ]
Hello all. I thought this would be a good thread to start and hopefully keep up as reference for those looking at foundation matches across brands. This can be helpful to look for colors in a specific range I am light-medium skin tone with neutral to yellow undertone ... Here are mine
-MUFE HD 120 soft sand
-MUFE MAT VELVET + 30 & a little 40 added
-UD NAKED SKIN 3.0
-CHANEL VITALUMIERE AQUA b20
-CLINIQUE STAY MATTE 8 golden neutral (half shade too dark now, need to find a shade to mix)
-MUFE PRO 128 (touch dark)
- LM powder fdn no4
-CLINIQUE almost powder deep (touch dark light on bronzer)
-BARE MINERALS READY golden tan (touch dark light on bronzer )
- BARE MINERALS MATTE med beige
- LORAC WET/DRY w3
-MUFE DUO MAT 205 (being discontinued ;(
BBs / CCs
- SB PHOTOREADY CC light
- TARTE BB TINTED PRIMER light
- DIOR DIORSKIN NUDE BB fair
- BOBBI BROWN BB fair
Re: Foundation Matches
Yeah Findation is a great tool to assist but what's the only thing that's 100%? I'm sure there are lots of women who have posted their matches with orange & pink masks thinking they have a perfect match. 2 years ago I would have been one of those women. Another thing people tend to forget is our biochem is all different so something might be a match for you and not someone else. At least we can all give some direction to turn in if we know our coloring.
Re: Foundation Matches[ Edited ]
Temptalia's foundation matrix (link is on her blog) is really helpful, but not completely foolproof. I have very few to contribute (I am/would be about an NC/NW5-10 on the MAC scale), but my own are:
1. NARS Sheer Glow, Siberia
2. Paul & Joe Light Cream Foundation, 00 (Alabaster)
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation in 00 (Alabaster) matches intensity wise, but I prefer a yellow based foundation to counteract surface pinkness in my chin / jaw area (and both the NARS and Tom Ford shades are yellow-based).
Illamasqua Light Liquid Foundation (not sold at Sephora) in 115 -- this is lighter than Bobbi Brown but not sold at Sephora (and I still prefer NARS)
Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet No. 15 (Alabaster): Too pink-based for my liking, but is an okay match in terms of intensity
Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation in 42 matches (it darkens slightly), but again, it's more pink-based than neutral
For pressed powders, I loved the (now discontinued) NARS Snow, and Becca Eggshell (really pale and yellow-based). NARS Pressed Powder foundation in Siberia is actually a bit darker than the actual foundation shade, so it's not a great match. Right now I'm using the NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Powder, which is colorless.
I have a huge list of foundations I have tried in my makeupalley profile, but I do not have an automatic match in most cosmetic lines (Dior, Lancôme, Chanel, etc.).
EDIT: I'm adding an image, in case it's helpful. From top to bottom, I swatched NARS Siberia, then Illamasqua Light Liquid 115, then Kat von D Light 42. You can see the yellow base in NARS Siberia...then the Illamasqua is probably the most neutral, with Kat von D going slightly cooler.